Mental Health Support

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Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.


They're open 9:00 - 18:00, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays). You can also contact them via:

Telephone (Infoline) 0300 123 3393
Post Mind Infoline, PO Box 75225, London, E15 9FS

You can ask them about:

  • Mental health problems
  • Where to get help near you
  • Treatment options
  • Advocacy services
  • Welfare benefits (ask to speak to a welfare adviser)


Or self-refer to "Active Monitoring" by following this link.

The Singing Café

"Singing is fun and good for your health.  Why not join us for a great time and get to know new people.  We welcome all who wish to participate and especially those with mental health challenges or memory loss."


Refreshments are provided. Carers are required to stay. Voluntary £3pp.

Location: Ashby Library, North Street, Ashby, LE65 1HU

Time & Date: 10:30am - 11:30am every Thursday


Contact Number: 07875 378628

Email Address:


Charity no. 1119209. WOW Church, 135 Main St, Stanton Under Bardon, LE67 9TQ


(formerly the Let's Talk IAPT service)

"If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, low mood or excessive worry, VitaMinds can provide you with advice, guidance and support. We take the time to understand and listen to what you need to get back on track. We provide a range of evidence-based talking therapies as well as guidance and advice on community services that can support you in your local area."


Self-refer here


Contact Number: 0330 094 5595

They have a team of professionals ready to assist from 8:00am - 8:00pm Mon - Fri and 9:00am-12:30pm on Saturday.

Start A Conversation

"Every life lost to suicide matters.

Every life lost to suicide can affect the mental health of so many people within the community.Start a Conversation is committed to building a community that supports the mental health and wellbeing of people across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland."


Find advice and information on events & training, and a list of services available to under and over 18's.



Hospice Hope Counselling Service

"At Hospice Hope we know that having a condition that limits either the quality or length of your life,or being a carer can change your life dramatically. We are here to help you and can provide free counselling for you and your loved ones at any stage of your journey."


Face to face counselling at Hope House, Griffydam on Mondays and Wednesdays and at the Marlene Reid Centre in Coalville on Wednesday afternoons

Telephone or zoom counselling on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.


  • With a qualified and experienced counsellor
  • For people affected by a life limiting condition, including carers
  • Available to anyone in the North West Leicestershire area


Self-refer here

Contact Number: 07935 800 658
Email Address:

Every Mind Matters

"Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing."



There are links to Children's and Young Persons mental health help too.

Central Access Point

If you, or someone you care about, need urgent advice or support for your mental health, you can call the Mental Health Central Access Point.

This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week free of charge for people of all ages in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


Contact Number: 0808 800 3302

Support for Children and Young People


For children and young people aged 11-18, access counselling online.

"Kooth is an award winning FREE online counselling and wellbeing service, providing emotional and psychological support and advice for children and young people.  Kooth is Anonymous, Confidential, Safe and Easy to use – Young people can create a username when they sign up and chat privately with a trainer counsellor, or get involved in our magazine and online community or through our forums."

  • Available when young people need it – 24 hours. Messaging and chat rooms open till 10pm – 365 days per year to drop in and talk to someone. Counsellors are available from 12 noon till 10pm, Monday to Friday and from 6pm-10pm on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Professional and personal – Young people can read about and choose which counsellor to contact. All the online counsellors are qualified, experienced and have enhanced DBS checks.
  • A joined up service – links with schools, community based services and health services to make sure young people get the best help they need at the time they need it.


Future In Mind

"We provide a residential service to young people with emotional and behavioural problems, many of whom will have experienced some form of abuse or trauma. In particular in depth attachment therapy is offered and this therapy informs all day to day living experiences for the young people accommodated."


Contact Number: 01543 572104
Email Address:


Rethink Mental Illness

"Struggling with your mental health? Feeling distressed? Not able to cope with your emotions? Don't know where to turn for help?"


Available: 9:30am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday except bank holidays)



Contact Number: 0808 801 0525

Text: 07537 404695

Email Address:

Combat Stress Helpline

"The Combat Stress Helpline is a new and innovative Rethink service for Veterans, their families and friends. The Combat Stress Helpline is open 24/7 and provide emotional support, a listening ear, signposting service and a range of information to people of all ages."


The Combat Stress Helpline is available to people throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and is delivered in partnership between Rethink, Combat Stress UK and The Department of Health.


Contact Number: 0800 1381619
Text: 07537 173683
Email Address:


Mood Self-Assessment Quiz

Suitable for people aged 16 or over, the quiz uses questions that GPs often ask to assess whether someone is anxious or depressed. It also includes links to useful information and advice on mental wellbeing.

There are 18 questions altogether. With each one, you'll need to think about how you've been feeling over the past two weeks.


Find the self-assessment quiz here.

Please note: If you are struggling, it is not intended to replace a consultation with a GP.


If you have concerns about your mental wellbeing, you'll find lots of tips and advice on dealing with stress, anxiety and depression in the MoodZone.

You should also consider making an appointment with your GP. You may like to take a printout of your quiz results along, but bear in mind that your GP won't be able to use them to make a diagnosis.

You can monitor any ups and downs of your mood by revisiting this self-assessment quiz at any time.

MY Self Service - Mental Health service for young people under the age of 18

LLR ICB has commissioned a new self-referral website to support the mental health of children and young people living in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland. 

The website is now live at and is aimed at children and young people under the age of 18, their parents or carers looking for mental health information, support and the ability to complete a self-referral.

Please click here to view more information about this service.